Using A Humidity Controller for Greenhouse Climate Control

January 2nd, 2017 | Posted by Gary Wintering

Using a Humidification System for Greenhouse Climate Control

Whether you’re dealing with a large commercial greenhouse or a smaller greenhouse in the backyard, a fogging and misting system automatically monitored by a humidity controller is an ideal way to maintain optimal growing conditions.

Easy to install and fully compatible with many different devices, humidification systems are cost-effective and provide a consistent environment in your greenhouse to allow your plants and crops to thrive.

Managing Greenhouse Humidity Levels

There are three different ways to manage humidity levels in enclosed spaces. One is through manual operation of the system, typically with a separate hygrometer. The second option is using a timer. This allows misting and fogging systems to turn on and off at specific times.

The third option is to install a humidity controller. This is a single-zone microprocessor that is designed with an internal humidity sensor as well as the capability to connect to an external sensor, if needed. Using this system in conjunction with your cooling system provides optimal results.

The Benefits of Automated Humidity Controllers

Our automated humidity controllers are designed with convenience and functionality in mind, ultimately resulting in systems that provide significant advantages over more manual processes.

With a humidification system in place, there is no need to continually read the hygrometer or worry about the system turning on and off at pre-set times. 

Automated features ensure that the humidity level of the greenhouse remains constant, based on the actual climate conditions rather than a pre-set timer. Microprocessor controls operates with a high level of accuracy when measuring humidity levels, providing reliable readings. In conditions with up to 70% humidity, the microprocessor control can determine the humidity level with the precision of plus or minus two percent. For climates between 70% and 99% humidity, high humidity options are best, as they allow the same level of precision even at very high atmospheric moisture levels.

High humidity controllers have additional protection around the sensor chips, preventing excessive condensation buildup. Without this protection, very moist conditions will cause excess condensation and chip failure. With the additional protection, the chip will continue to provide highly accurate readings to automatically turn fogging and misting systems on and off.

Accurately measuring humidity levels is crucial to fully optimizing the benefits of humidity controllers. This is why microprocessor controls are so important. Leveraging these tools to monitor temperature and control climate and humidity levels, in combination with a cooling system, creates a fully automated system.

Getting the Correct Greenhouse Humidity Controller

Setting up a new commercial or residential greenhouse is a time for many important decisions. This is true no matter where you live, but in drier climates, having the correct humidity controller and misting system are essential for your greenhouse.

If greenhouse humidity isn’t properly controlled, or off by even a few percentage points, it can mean a loss of production, poor growth and quality, or complete loss of an entire growing season. Greenhouse humidity controllers help maintain proper humidity levels, so you can ensure proper plant growth and development.

From high-tech programmable options to more streamlined systems, humidity controllers can be used in one zone for high-precision control for even the most sensitive plants and crops. Misting systems can also be integrated for more robust environmental control.

Fogco Greenhouse Humidification Systems

At Fogco, we offer customizable designs to ensure humidification systems meet any and all requirements. Our cooling systems can control climate and temperature levels in small hobby greenhouses as well as large-scale commercial greenhouses. In fact, our systems can even be used in aquaculture operations to maintain constant humidity, assisting in temperature control and reduced evaporation in hot and dry climates.

Fogco has over a quarter of a century of experience working in the misting system and humidification industry. We have worked with small and large production greenhouses as well as a variety of industries to develop systems that are effective, efficient, and reliable, because we understand the importance of getting everything right.

If you are building a new greenhouse, contact us online or call us at 800-607-6478. We are happy to provide you with the solutions you need to effectively control the humidity in your greenhouse.